Top Products For Fall and Winter

It Seems Summer In The Northwest Has Been Cancelled

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    In Bellingham, we just received the first mid-land snow, rain is in the forecast daily for the next week (and likely for the next 6 months), and I could really use the heat that doesn't work in my house - Fall is here!

    BUT! Just because the sun is shining less and it's raining more, doesn't mean we have to ride bikes any less. In fact, I think I can confidently say it's everyone at The Lost Co's favorite time to ride. Matt Hunter's words from the Fall segment in the Anthill Film's classic movie "Seasons" seems to jump to mind:

"The Fall, I think, is the raddest of all...things slow down a bit,
and the dirt gets good and the air's not all hot when you're trying to ride at mid day"


    What follows that quote is an iconic Whistler segment. If you haven't seen Seasons, put a pause on reading this and click here to watch the Fall segment or here to watch the-then-up-and-comer Stevie Smith's Spring segment, then come on back and read on.

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    While initially stepping out of the car at the trailhead might be a task itself (especially on those cold days), your bike may need a small makeover to prepare for the puddles, slick corners, and flying mud. That said, you will with out a doubt be handsomely rewarded - less people, tackier dirt, mild temperatures, and a-mud-splattered-and-grinning-ear-to-ear-face make Fall a REALLY fun time to ride. To help maximize fun, we grouped up a few items to help you prepare for the inevitable season change.

We hope some of these items will make riding in the rain and mud as fun for you as it is for all of us at The Lost Co!


1. Tires

    Potentially the most important item to get your bike prepped for Fall and Winter are tires. When the dirt gets slick, combat the slop with better equipped tires. Large, spikey nobs with a soft compound will be your best friend on those loose corners and steep sections when braking traction matters most.

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Maxxis Assegai - The Lost Co. - Maxxis - TB00163300 - 4717784037813 - 27.5
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Maxxis Minion DHF - The Lost Co. - Maxxis - TB96800300 - 4717784025933 - 29 x 2.5
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Maxxis Minion DHF - The Lost Co. - Maxxis - TB96800300 - 4717784025933 - 29 x 2.5
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Maxxis Minion DHF - The Lost Co. - Maxxis - TB96800300 - 4717784025933 - 29 x 2.5
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2. Fenders

    Chances are you already have a flying mud stopper, but if not, fenders are a must have. Plus, they add a nice personalization touch to your bike. We are a huge fan of Ground Keeper Fenders, as we have some of our own custom Lost Co Ones!

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Fox 36/38 Mud Guard - The Lost Co. - Fox Racing Shox - 803-01-441 - Default Title -
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RockShox ZEB Fender - The Lost Co. - RockShox - 00.4318.047.000 -
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RockShox ZEB Fender - The Lost Co. - RockShox - 00.4318.047.000 -
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3. Gloves and Goggles

    Another must have moving into next few months. Not only will gloves help give you traction on your grips, but they will also help keep your fingers warm. Clear-lensed goggles are another nice touch for the mud that gets passed your fender and onto your face. Mountain biking is tricky when you can't see, so remain vigilant with a fresh pair of goggles!

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100% Cold Weather Brisker Glove - The Lost Co. - 100% - 10016-057-10 - 841269131049
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Giro Tempo Goggles - The Lost Co. - Giro - GH22123-LIM - 768686067624 - Lime -
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4. Brake Pads

Make sure you have fresh pads for maximum confidence approaching those slick corners!
(Don't see the pads for your brake below? Check out all of the brake pads we have here)

SRAM Code / Guide RE Brake Pads - The Lost Co. - SRAM - 00.5315.023.010 - 710845642012 - Metallic -
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SRAM Guide / Avid Trail Brake Pads - The Lost Co. - SRAM - 00.5318.003.005 - 710845760068 - Metallic -
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Shimano G04S Disc Brake Pads (Metallic) - The Lost Co. - Shimano - Y8MY98010 - 689228677111 - Default Title -
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5. Washes, Lubes, and Cleaners

'Cause.. you know.. mud

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Maxima Syn Chain Guard Wet Formula - The Lost Co. - Maxima - 95-01904 - 851211003560 - Default Title -
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WPL Bio-Bike Wash - The Lost Co. - Whistler Performance Lubricants - WB-BBW-1-06 - 628250704068 - Default Title -
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Maxima Bio Wash, 32oz Spray Bottle - The Lost Co. - Maxima - 80-85932 - 851211001580 - Default Title -
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Maxima Degreaser, 16oz Spray Bottle - The Lost Co. - Maxima - 95-06916 - 851211008480 - Default Title -
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Park Tool Polylube 1000 Grease Tube, 4oz - The Lost Co. - Park Tool - PPL-1 - 763477005007 - Default Title -
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Park Tool BCB-4.2 Bike Cleaning Brush Set - The Lost Co. - Park Tool - BCB-4.2 - 763477000545 - Default Title -
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Maxima Suspension Clean - The Lost Co. - Maxima - 71920 - 851211003966 - Default Title -
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Aaand that's that!

With some combination of the above products along with some warm clothes and a good friend-
the Fall will soon be your favorite time to ride (if it's not already).

If you're not sure what tire compound to go with or are having a hard time deciding which Ground Keeper fender will best match your bike, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

We love to talk about all things mountain biking!


Happy Trails!

(360) 306-8827

info@thelostco.com


ABOUT THE RIDER/WRITER

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Mike Randol

29

5'7"

Bellingham, WA

Current Bikes: Mullet Devinci Spartan 27.5 Custom Build
Bike Size: Medium
Favorite Trails: Dirt Merchant in Whistler, Chuckanut Mountain Trails in Bellingham
About me: I grew up hucking my bike off curbs in the suburbs of Chicago. I moved out to the PNW in 2014 and opened The Lost Co in 2016. I freaking love riding long rough descents and really pushing my body to the limit. I'll straight up ride any type of bike but really prefer long travel 27.5" bikes. However, mid-travel 29r's are growing on me...